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1995 1995–1996 1996–2001 1996–2007 2001–2007
1995 1995–1996 1996–2001 1996–2007 2001–2007
2003 (unused) 2005 (unused) 2007–2011 2011–2022 2012–2022
2003 (unused) 2005 (unused) 2007–2011 2011–2022 2012–2022

Microsoft Internet Explorer 1–1.5[]


Internet Explorer 1.0 and 2.0 logo

Microsoft Internet Explorer 2 Beta–2.01[]


Microsoft Internet Explorer 2

Microsoft Internet Explorer 3 Alpha 1–3.03[]


Internet Explorer 3 logo and wordmark

Microsoft Internet Explorer 3–7 Beta 1[]


Internet Explorer 4 and 5 logo

In Internet Explorer 4.0, the famous logo was fully implemented everywhere. This logo was used as the IE6 and IE7 Beta "mshtml.dll" Desktop mode icon.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6–7 Beta 1[]


Internet Explorer 6 logo

This logo is still used on the Internet Explorer help page and as a PowerPoint icon. The last known build to use this icon is build 4053.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.05–7 Beta 1[]

2003 (unused)[]

Internet Explorer 6.05 SP1 Logo

This was the original logo first used in Longhorn builds 4066-5098 as the main IE 6.05 logo, before its replacement with IE 7. The differences between the IE 7 beta logo, is that it has a lighter shade and a shine through the ring. There are shadows from behind instead from the bottom and it is thinner. Additionally, the ring is also a bit longer and thinner, compared with the IE7 logo. This logo has been also seen in private demo builds of build 4050 in 2003.

2005 (unused)[]

IE7 Beta 1 icon

During part of the beta phase, Internet Explorer 7 had updated its previous prototype logo before being changed in late 2005, seen on Vista builds 5098-5259. It is now sleeker in appearance and thicker, with bottom shadows. The shine from the ring has been also removed.

Windows Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2–9 Platform Preview 4[]


Internet Explorer logo 2007

This logo was used during 2005-2007 as beta. Microsoft Internet Explorer was rebranded to Windows Internet Explorer during the release of Windows Vista in 2007. This logo was used for IE7 and IE8. A slogan called "Have you had a break today?" was made due to the launch of Windows Live. The first Vista build to use this logo was build 5270.

Windows Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 7–11[]



Platform Preview 7 was launched on November 17, 2010, which featured a new icon and better Java Script Performance. The initial release was on March 14, 2011.

This is used as a primary logo on Windows Vista, 7 and 10 and as a secondary logo on Windows 8 and 8.1.

Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1–11[]


Internet Explorer 10

This logo is used for the Metro/Modern UI style version of Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on Windows 8/8.1 and Windows RT. Also used on Windows Phone since Internet Explorer 9. This logo also looks similar to the 1997 logo. This is used as a primary logo on Windows 8/8.1. This is used as a secondary logo on Windows 7/10. You can find this logo on Windows 7/8/8.1/10 by opening Internet Explorer, clicking the settings icon, and clicking "About Internet Explorer".

In Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10049, the default browser was changed to IE's successor browser called Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Teams stopped supporting Internet Explorer 11 on November 30, 2020. Microsoft 365 products ended for the Internet Explorer 11 support on August 17, 2021. Internet Explorer 11 support ended on June 15, 2022 and officially no longer available since February 14, 2023 for Windows 10 version 20H2 and later, as well as Windows 10 IoT version 20H2 and later; however, Internet Explorer 11 will continue to receive security updates on other versions of Windows as long as the version of Windows it is running on is still supported.

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